Connecticut v. Hyundai Motor Co.

Date: October 27th, 2016

Topic: Air Pollution, Climate Change Mitigation

Type: Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Jurisdiction: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

Connecticut brought a state-law consumer protection action alleging that car manufacturers deviated from emissions-testing protocol and advertised their vehicles using inaccurate mileage estimates. The defendants agreed to pay $41 million to the state plaintiffs, and the plaintiffs released their consumer-protection but not related environmental claims.

Citation: Connecticut v. Hyundai Motor Co. (Conn. Super. Ct. 2016)

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